Review: Hexed by Kevin Hearne

April 28, 2015 4 stars, Book Review 12 ★★★★

Review: Hexed by Kevin HearneHexed by Kevin Hearne
Series: The Iron Druid Chronicles #2
Published by Brilliance Audio, Del Rey on June 7, 2011
Genres: Adult SFF, Urban Fantasy
Pages: 309
Length: 8 hours 52 minutes
Narrator: Luke Daniels
Format: Audiobook
Source: Gift
My Reviews in this series: Hounded, Hammered



Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, doesn’t care much for witches. Still, he’s about to make nice with the local coven by signing a mutually beneficial nonaggression treaty—when suddenly the witch population in modern-day Tempe, Arizona, quadruples overnight. And the new girls are not just bad, they’re badasses with a dark history on the German side of World War II.

With a fallen angel feasting on local high school students, a horde of Bacchants blowing in from Vegas with their special brand of deadly decadence, and a dangerously sexy Celtic goddess of fire vying for his attention, Atticus is having trouble scheduling the witch hunt. But aided by his magical sword, his neighbor’s rocket-propelled grenade launcher, and his vampire attorney, Atticus is ready to sweep the town and show the witchy women they picked the wrong Druid to hex.

Hexed is the second Iron Druid Chronicles book and just as enjoyable as the first. Keep in mind these are not “deep” reads. They are quick and dirty or light and fun and don’t require much examination or thought. You’re just going along for the ride. If fast paced action comedy is your thing you’ll enjoy this one. With that said don’t expect complex characters at this point because I doubt that is what this series is going for… at least not yet. I will definitely be continuing the series because these books are are like junk food – they taste good.

Bonus notches for the perfectly placed Ghost Busters reference!!

There was a scene in Hexed that had me full on belly laughing. I hang to stay with that because goodness I haven’t had a good laugh like that in so long. I’ve included it below but must say I think it was the addition of the narrator’s voice in the audio edition that helped give it that extra oomph which sent me over the laughing edge. This is why you don’t fuck with a god! Lol

Over the next few hours, I think I had one moment where I wasn’t at least partially in pain. It was the first kiss–soft and tender and delicious to the point where I thought I might enjoy this after all. But then her nails were scratching me, I got slapped a few times, there was a whole lot more biting then I’ve ever endured, and I lost a handful of hair at one point. And if I wasn’t doing what I was supposed to–like the several times when my phone rang and I wanted to answer it, thinking it was Granuaile calling to ask why I hadn’t shown up for work–her eyes glowed red and she spoke like Sigourney Weaver telling Bill Murray, “There is no Dana, only Zuul.” There’s just no arguing with that tone of voice. In other words, I was fucking scared, and that’s the way the Morrigan liked it. – pg 139 – 140

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12 Responses to “Review: Hexed by Kevin Hearne”

  1. Melliane

    I’m so late with this series, I have book 1 for years but I still need to read it…. I need to do that!!!! Great review!

  2. Danya @ Fine Print

    The pop culture references are pretty great, not gonna lie. I remember the Ghostbusters one! I’m glad you liked this one, but sadly it just didn’t work for me at all. I thought the middle of the book was dragged down by some slow-moving stuff, and I wanted more Oberon and a little less Atticus. I’ll be curious to see if/how the series changes over the next few books; I may come back to it one day.
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    • Tabitha (Pabkins)

      Yes I agree it gets a little ridonkulous but I think that is kind of the point so I just roll with it. I love Oberon, best pet sidekick! I can’t wait to start the next one. Someone told me it’s their favorite.